Lost Ember

Rating Summary

Based on 30 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

66%

Critics Recommend

Based on 30 critic reviews
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The Digital Fix
Posted by Georgina Howlett

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2020

Lost Ember is a visually stunning game with a breathtaking world to explore. These features, as well as its beautiful soundtrack and engrossing narrative, make it a must-play indie - but its constant performance issues really hold it back. It is worth fighting through them, but be aware that your immersion will consistently be broken.

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Cubed3

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 3, 2020

Great graphics, a compelling experience, and overall heart, paint the general picture of this adventure game. While some aspects of the story go unexplored and the animal-shifting aspect largely goes under-utilized, these are not enough to distract from a positive experience. Gamers need to know going in that Lost Ember is a very casual-friendly experience, but one that is still well done. The only thing holding it back is a lack of truly diving into the mechanics presented, or truly investigating the story themes brought forth.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2020

Very promising story from fallen world from perspectives of different animals, but result is not so amusing.

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80 / 100
Jan 12, 2020

Lost Ember ties a fun, original gameplay concept to an enjoyable, if a bit unremarkable, story. It will feel too thin for anyone approaching it looking for any amount of challenge, but if you're willing to just enjoy the journey and let the story wash over you, Lost Ember is a singularly enchanting experience.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jan 8, 2020

In addition, certain restrictions, such as the level of flight of birds or the inability to explore the towers of a forgotten civilization, cause a slight disappointment. Otherwise, the game from Mooneye is a beautiful meditative adventure in which you can enjoy a unique environment, feel the power of nature and learn the tragic story of two heroes connected by one important secret.

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7 / 10
Dec 24, 2019

It's very apparent that Lost Ember is a labour of love; one that forgoes any sort of depth and complexity in gameplay for the sake of beautiful presentation and an interesting story.

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Ali Goudarzi

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2019

Despite a slow start and some minor bugs, Lost Ember is a beautifully designed game that offers great story and fun gameplay. Last Ember is 7 hours long game, but thanks to diversity in collectables, it has great repeat value too.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2019

I enjoyed every moment of Lost Ember, and when I stopped playing, I just wanted to get back in the game and wander around more and find more of the memories.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2019

An incredibly relaxing experience, with a great story to tell. Exploring the breathtaking environments as adorable animals is consistantly satisfying. The voice acting does detract from some moments, but Lost Ember's charm and beauty is undeniable

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8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2019

Though it follows a very recognisable 'indie adventure' formula, Lost Ember has exactly the right amount of heart and creativity to make it compelling

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